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Jodie Foster, 58, puts on a leggy display at the Cannes Film Festival

Jodie Foster turned heads on Tuesday as she put on a leggy display at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 58-year-old actress looked elegant as she arrived for a photo call at the 74th annual festival while sporting a chic and classic get-up.

Jodie had been named as a special guest for the opening ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, as she is set to be awarded an honorary Palme D’Or.

Radiant: Jodie Foster, 58, put on a leggy display in a black skirt and white polo shirt at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday as she received an honorary Palme d’Or

The Silence of the Lambs actress looked radiant as she arrived at the festival wearing a crisp white polo shirt.

She paired her top with a simple black skirt, showcasing her enviable legs, and black heels featuring golden clasps across the toes featuring the Louis Vuitton logo.

Jodie wore little in the way of accessories, aside from a pendant necklace and a couple of rings on her fingers. 

She stopped to pose in a number of angles for a crowd of cameras as she arrived at the photo call.

Honorary award: The actress looked elegant as she arrived for a photo call at the 74th annual festival

Honorary award: The actress looked elegant as she arrived for a photo call at the 74th annual festival

Opening day: Jodie had been named as a special guest for the opening ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, as she is set to be awarded an honorary Palme D'Or

Opening day: Jodie had been named as a special guest for the opening ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, as she is set to be awarded an honorary Palme D’Or

The actress was spotted waving in one picture, while putting her hands together and closing her eyes in another. 

More than 40 years after making her debut at the Cannes Film Festival, Jodie will receive a lifetime achievement award from the festival.

Cannes announced last month that she will receive an honorary Palme d’Or, the highest honour for a film at the festival.

Foster was just 13 years old when she made her debut at the Palais Croisette in 1976 for her critically-acclaimed film Taxi Driver, which won the Palme d’Or. 

Classy: The Silence of the Lambs actress looked radiant as she arrived at the festival wearing a crisp white polo shirt

Classy: The Silence of the Lambs actress looked radiant as she arrived at the festival wearing a crisp white polo shirt

Speaking previously, Jodie said: ‘Cannes is a festival to which I owe so much, it has completely changed my life. Although I had already directed before, my first time on the Croisette was a defining moment for me. 

‘Showcasing one of my films here has always been a dream of mine. In fact, I have had several opportunities to fulfil my dream. Cannes is a film festival by auteur-filmakers who honour artists. And I greatly appreciate that.

‘I am flattered that Cannes thought of me and I am very honored to be able to share a few words of wisdom or tell an adventure or two with a new generation of filmmakers.’

Seven of Foster’s films, both as an actress as a filmmaker, have been featured at the Cannes Film Festival throughout the years.

Simple: Jodie wore little in the way of accessories, aside from a pendant necklace and a couple of rings on her fingers

Simple: Jodie wore little in the way of accessories, aside from a pendant necklace and a couple of rings on her fingers

Cannes President Pierre Lescure added: ‘Jodie Foster has provided us with an amazing gift by coming to celebrate the return of the Festival on the Croisette.’

‘Her aura is unparalleled: she embodies modernity, the radiant intelligence of independence and the need for freedom.’

In a statement, General Delegate, Thierry Frémaux said: ‘Jodie never ceases to reinvent herself.

‘She questions with her piercing gaze, learns from others, and is willing to step back from her beliefs in order to forge new morals. Do what is fair.

Elegant: She paired her top with a simple black skirt, showcasing her enviable legs, and black heels featuring golden clasps across the toes

Elegant: She paired her top with a simple black skirt, showcasing her enviable legs, and black heels featuring golden clasps across the toes

‘An idea that she strives to convey in the decisions she makes as an actress and director, and which makes her so precious during our confusing times. We will honour her with warmth and admiration!’

Others who have received the Honorary Palme d’Or include Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain Delon.

The Cannes Film Festival 2021 kicked off on Tuesday and is expected to run until the closing ceremony on July 17.

All eyes on her: She stopped to pose in a number of angles for a crowd of cameras as she arrived at the photo call

All eyes on her: She stopped to pose in a number of angles for a crowd of cameras as she arrived at the photo call

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